16 Replies Latest reply on Jul 15, 2013 12:53 PM by MacMcK1957

    Any plans for Nook for Linux?

      I'd like to encourage B&N to release a Nook app for Linux. It seems like it would only help B&N by increasing their customer base to Linux users. As it stands, I feel a little left out, since the Nook for PC app doesn't quite work perfectly in Wine, the Linux Windows emulator. If there was a native Linux app, I'd be far more likely to read my Nookbooks on my laptop in addition to my Nook e-ink reader.

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          cbtengr

          I'd like to second this suggestion.

          While it works OK for me thru Wine (which I hate to use), native support should be provided.

          Unfortunately, based on the shoddy support for Mac, this request will probably be ignored.

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            I would third this suggestion.  Nook only works on wine sometimes depending on whether the new wine update and nook for pc like each other.

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              Hi, I'd just like to put in another vote. I'd like a Nook app for Linux.

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                bobstro

                I'd also like to see the NOOK software available in a native Linux version.

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                  Me too. I'd like to read my ebooks from my linux desktop.

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                    Add another late vote for a Linux version of the Nook reading app. Just switched over full time on my laptop and would love to read through some of the magazines I subscribe to. 

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                      mwclark

                      Adding my vote as well.

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                        Today I bought a Nook HD+ and after getting it set up I find I can't access it from my PC.  I use Linux!  How about some LInux support!

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                          I just found out that I cannot load music on my Nook HD or my husband's Nook HD+ just because I use Linux on my PC.  What a bummer.  I am really disappointed and wish I had known before I bought the two Nooks.   I think that B&N should give a disclaimer on their website about the Nook HDs incompatibility with Linux. 

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                              Come on folks.  You can lock an app down in Linux if you want to!  You can even make it proprietary if you want to.  You could even charge $1 or $2 if you want to.  You have done it for Android, which is a distro of Linux essentially.  Why not for Linux or a distro that you prefer?  There are some of us that prefer not to work in the other OS unless we absolutely have to.  You will get a greater readership, and a loyal following.  A wider, broader, and intelligent audience. 

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                                ccrosby3

                                OK, I am with you, can not do much of anything if you are running Linux, and as far as I am concerned we should have been told that before the purchase, So, me being me I started testing stuff, Seems if you run an arch based Linux like Manjaro and wine you can access everything, Debian stuff just does not work, mainly, I suspect, because of the copyright stuff. There is a way around all this but it should not be needed. Heck we paid for this stuff, were never told WINDOWS ONLY. Pretty much lousy on B&N's stuff and as a result I will probably go back to paperbacks, which will not come from B&N just in spite,. They always seem to work no matter where I am. Storage can be a problem though :-)

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                                    keriflur

                                    ccrosby3 wrote:

                                    OK, I am with you, can not do much of anything if you are running Linux, and as far as I am concerned we should have been told that before the purchase, So, me being me I started testing stuff, Seems if you run an arch based Linux like Manjaro and wine you can access everything, Debian stuff just does not work, mainly, I suspect, because of the copyright stuff. There is a way around all this but it should not be needed. Heck we paid for this stuff, were never told WINDOWS ONLY. Pretty much lousy on B&N's stuff and as a result I will probably go back to paperbacks, which will not come from B&N just in spite,. They always seem to work no matter where I am. Storage can be a problem though :-)


                                    I don't know what you paid for, but nothing B&N sells is WINDOWS ONLY.  And if you bought something and assumed you could use it on Linux when there is not and never has been a Linux app, that's pretty much on you.

                                     

                                    Yes, it would be great in B&N (and everyone else) made apps for Linux, but place the correct blame.  It's their fault they don't have an app, but it's not their fault that you didn't do your homework when you made your purchases.

                                      • Re: Any plans for Nook for Linux?
                                        MacMcK1957

                                        The numbers I've seen show Linux holding on to a pretty consistent market share of a little over 1% of the desktop market.  How much would it cost for B&N to develop a Nook app for that platform, and what would be the expected return on a user base that small?

                                         

                                        What exactly did you pay for?  Did you buy e-books before checking to see if there was a compatible reader?  Seens unwise.